07/20/19 – Romans 6:1-23; Psalm 16:1-11; Proverbs 19:20-21

Proverbs 19:  2Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

I find it interesting that in yesterday’s reading from Romans we discussed God’s timing & will versus our own.  And we see that same concept today in the above passage from Proverbs.   Today’s passage also reminds me of the inspired word in James.

James 41Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

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  • katehefty

    When I counsel, I try to analyze the reasons behind negative reactions to situations. When you think about it, anger comes from expectations that don’t become fulfilled. By accepting that God is in control, that He loves us, and that “God works all things together for good for those who love Him” (Romans 8:28), that changes our expectations. As I have come to accept this truth and grow in it, I find that few things cause me to be angry, especially when related to my personal life. It’s a much lovelier way to live and I’m thankful to God for opening my eyes to this truth.

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